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Self-Hypnosis for a Better Life

When:April 7 - May 12, 2016

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Phone:604-687-4325 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Learn Ways to Hypnotize Yourself. Spend six exciting Thursday evenings with us, and discover how to make the most out of your mind to give you everything you want out of life.

If you want to learn pain management, weight management, and confidence-building skills, how to release fear and anxiety and improve sleep… and you are on a lower budget, this is a workshop for you. Self-Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help us achieve goals effortlessly. There are many benefits to intentionally hypnotize yourself, for better performance; better memory; better creativity; better sleep; pain management; motivation versus procrastination; any behavioural change and emotional state control…. We will explore the power of the subconscious mind, and you will gain first hand experience achieving your best potentiality through relaxation.

This is a weekly gathering for six weeks, focusing on self-hypnosis techniques. In the class, not only we learn tools to hypnotize ourselves, I as the instructor will engage your whole mind – conscious and subconscious – for the learning. So that it becomes easier to practice on your own.

Contact: Kemila Zsange

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Fascia Bowen Module 2

When:April 30 - May 1, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

A dynamic demonstration workshop in Fascia Bowen Technique for the care of acute and chronic imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. Attendees will analyze the relationship of dermatomes and cutaneous nerve branches of the spinal segments. Learn how to assess and blend the maneuvers with Bowen Technique through instructor demonstration. Students will learn two maneuvers for the lower extremities, one for the chest, two for the upper back, one for the shoulder and arm, three for the neck and five initial maneuvers.

Attendees will demonstrate maneuvers for the neck, chest, upper back, lower extremity, initial maneuvers, and lower extremity with one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

Upon successfully completing course attendees will design one treatment protocol to be integrated with BowenFirst ™ Technique for the care of acute and chronic imbalances of the musculoskeletal system.

Contact: Kyla

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Functional Palpation

When:May 1, 2016

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Phone:18663626936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This one day hands-on course consists of reviewing muscle anatomy and ensuring the students are familiar with the muscles and landmarks of the body. The student also will learn to palpate the different structures of the body including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This course is ideal for those who are not familiar with body palpation, and who also may be new to anatomy. A practical hands-on approach will assist the student to build confidence and establish a solid foundation for the Bowen technique. All Bowen classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada.

Contact: Gary Karki

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CBHT Professional Program

When:May 5 - 8, 2016

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Phone:18663626936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Do you want to build your practice and bring more effective pain relief and healing to your patients? Learn how to take your patients' healing to the next level and discover this amazing technique, taught by Canada's most accomplished Bowen Therapists. This program will give you the tools you need to address virtually any patients needs on a holistic level. CBHT Professional Program will prepare you for becoming a CBHT (Certified Bowen Health Therapist). Instruction will include: Basic Bowen Protocols, Lower and Upper body protocols that will help you eliminate your patient's pain and long term issues. The course will stress the body-mind relationship and help you to become a better healing arts practitioner. All Bowen College classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada and are accredited by the Canadian Examining Board, as well as approved for Continuing Education Credits.

Contact: Gary Karki

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Certified Bowen Health Therapist Professional Program

When:May 6 - 9, 2016

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Phone:604.738.6938 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Do you want to build your practice and bring more effective pain relief and healing to your patients? Learn how to take your patients' healing to the next level and discover this amazing technique, taught by Canada's most accomplished Bowen Therapists. CBHT Professional Program will prepare you for becoming a CBHT (Certified Bowen Health Therapist). Instruction will include: Basic Bowen Protocols, Lower and Upper body protocols that will help you eliminate your patient's pain and long term issues. The course will stress the body-mind relationship and help you to become a better healing arts practitioner. For more info visit: www.bowencollege.com

Contact: Gary Karki

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Basic BowenFirst

When:May 6, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

i. The Basic Bowen Protocols was designed for professional body workers and health practitioners interested in adding a new and powerful tool to their toolkit. It is an excellent place to begin for those interested in getting a taste of Bowen and what it can offer their practice and patients. The Basic Bowen Protocols will cover the basic Autonomic Integration Moves for the lower body, upper body and cervical spine. This course is ideal for massage therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, chiropractors, and naturopathic physicians seeking a fast and effective physical modality to address structural barriers towards optimal health. All Bowen College classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada and are accredited by the Canadian Examining Board, as well as approved for Continuing Education Credits.

Contact: Kyla

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Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair

When:May 7, 2016

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Phone:604-435-0512 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Join us for the third annual Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair! For those interested in careers or jobs in everything from nutrition to chiropractic to naturopathic medicine. Come network with colleges and employers and see what the buzz is about!

Sponsored by:

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Exhibitor Package

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Confirmed Exhibitors

Pacific Rim College
Canadian College of Natural Medicine (Toronto)
Clearmind International
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Saje Natural Wellness
Bowen College
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (Vancouver)
Institute of Holistic Nutrition
BC Therapeutic Touch Society
Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists
Choices Markets
HANS/ Health Action Magazine
Canadian Reiki Association
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
Rhodes Wellness College
West Coast College of Massage Therapy
Young Living Essential Oils
Common Ground Magazine
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
UBC Career + Life Programs
Qi Integrated Health
Beautycounter
CANASK
Forever Green/FGXpress
Dominion Herbal College
 

And many more!

 

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Functional Palpation

When:May 8, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This one day hands-on course consists of reviewing muscle anatomy and ensuring the students are familiar with the muscles and landmarks of the body. The student also will learn to palpate the different structures of the body including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This course is ideal for those who are not familiar with body palpation, and who also may be new to anatomy. A practical hands-on approach will assist the student to build confidence and establish a solid foundation for the Bowen technique. All Bowen classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada.

Contact: Kyla Sims

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Clinical Assessment and Anatomy of Palpation

When:May 14 - 15, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Fascia Bowen Module 1 is a dynamic workshop that will introduce health practitioners to a technique developed by Howard Plummer in Cardiff, Wales. Fascia Bowen is designed to be a gentle and effective for the care of children with special needs. Designed to help children with sleep issues, behavioral concerns, attention difficulties and forms of self stimulation. Fascia Bowen will also show how to treat children with Cerebral Palsy, developmental milestones, Down’s Syndrome and Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

The synthesis of embryology, the nervous system, and the skin will be evaluated. This course teaches five initial maneuvers, three maneuvers for the head and neck, two for the upper back and one for the lower extremities. Students will demonstrate specific protocol for Spinal Rocking maneuver, atlas stimulator maneuver, upper back maneuver and lower extremities with one-on-one demonstration from the instructor.

The attendees will assess how to blend the maneuvers with Bowen Technique through instructor demonstration. Upon successful completion, attendees will design a treatment plan for the care of a special needs child.

Contact: Kyla

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Free Bio-Energy Healing Seminar Abbotsford: Law of Attraction and Healing

When:May 18, 2016

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Phone:604-688-5177 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Technology is advancing at an incredible rate and there are so many benefits such as instant video communication around the world and internet access almost anywhere! However, all this technology also increases the pace of life, which can lead to stress, pain, illness and lethargy. It's important that we remember our connection to nature and that we maintain alignment in order to keep our physical, mental and emotional health in balance and magnetically charged up. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself but sometimes the stress of modern life overwhelms our natural healing system and in these situations it's important to know exactly what you need to do to restore your body quickly and effectively. Discover the Infinite supply of energy available to you! Increase your energy, motivation and enthusiasm and feel inspired to put your health and well-being back into your own hands! Michael will tell you the secrets of energy healing that everyone needs to know!

Contact: Catherine

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Effective Intuition

When:May 19 - June 9, 2016

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Phone:604-687-4325 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This 4-week long workshop presents a step-by-step approach for developing your intuitive abilities to help you use intuition in your personal and professional life.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

     Identify your own “intuitive style”
    Allow intuitions to come through for you
    Know which signals to look for and trust
    Ask questions and receive guidance; and Have intuitions on demand

Transformation Seminar You will have a lot of in-class hypnotic exercises to help you have fast and dependable access to intuitive information, which is useful for decision making, problem solving, and understanding relationships. You can find creative inspiration, new meanings in life, and expand the limits of the possible. Combining a unique set of elements: Ericksonian Hypnosis, Multi-Evocation, 3-Dimensional Sound Effects, audio exercises and simple easy-to-learn techniques, this program will give you consistent, reliable ways to answer your own questions.

Contact: Kemila Zsange

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Fascia Bowen Module 1

When:May 21 - 22, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Fascia Bowen Module 1 is a dynamic workshop that will introduce health practitioners to a technique developed by Howard Plummer in Cardiff, Wales. Fascia Bowen is designed to be a gentle and effective for the care of children with special needs. Designed to help children with sleep issues, behavioral concerns, attention difficulties and forms of self stimulation. Fascia Bowen will also show how to treat children with Cerebral Palsy, developmental milestones, Down’s Syndrome and Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

The synthesis of embryology, the nervous system, and the skin will be evaluated. This course teaches five initial maneuvers, three maneuvers for the head and neck, two for the upper back and one for the lower extremities. Students will demonstrate specific protocol for Spinal Rocking maneuver, atlas stimulator maneuver, upper back maneuver and lower extremities with one-on-one demonstration from the instructor. The attendees will assess how to blend the maneuvers with Bowen Technique through instructor demonstration.

Upon successful completion, attendees will design a treatment plan for the care of a special needs child.

Contact: Kyla

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Journey into Past Lives

When:May 22, 2016

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Phone:604-687-4325 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Get ready for a journey through time and space – literally. In this half-day intensive Past Life Regression session, you’ll be guided into deep trance and experience first hand past lives through regression. In this open, accepting, relaxed environment you can access several key lives you’ve lived, unveiling roles, relationships, places and talents that were important to you. More importantly, what you have gained from these lifetimes, including any effects you’ve carried forward to the present. The session includes introduction, group regression, post regression analysis and a possible individual regression demonstration.

During your experience we embark on a journey into your different “lifetimes” uncovering:

1) Who you were,
2) What roles you filled (career, position) ,
3) What you learned (skill sets to life lessons),
4) Relationships you had (lovers, family, friends, colleagues, nemesis) and
5) Any dynamics you carried forward into the present.

so that you may:
• Cultivate talents from earlier existences
• Release emotional baggage
• Gain more control over this life

Contact: Kemila Zsange

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Clinical Assessment and Anatomy of Palpation

When:May 28 - 29, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This 2 day workshop is designed to teach palpation and clinical assessment of the musculoskeletal system through hands on demonstration and discussion. This course teaches specific tests to address Head and Neck, Shoulder, Upper Back, Lower Back, Hip and Pelvis, Sacroiliac and Lower Extremities. During this course the attendees will be learn and practice the skills for proficient palpation and assessment procedures as they are taught by instructor demonstration. Instructor feedback and one on one guidance while applying learned tests on other attendees will be conducted to aid in creating treatment plans based on individual client needs.

Contact: Kyla

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Free Bio-Energy Healing Seminar: A Magical Journey Through the Chakras

When:May 30, 2016

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Phone:604-688-5177 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself but sometimes the stress of modern life overwhelms our natural healing system. In these situations it's important to know exactly what you need to do to restore your body quickly and effectively. Discover the Infinite supply of energy available to you! Increase your energy, motivation and enthusiasm and feel inspired to put your health and well-being back into your own hands! Michael will tell you the secrets of energy healing that everyone needs to know! Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn: 1. You will learn how to redirect your energy to tap into an infinite supply of natural energy and vitality. 2. You will practice opening, expanding and increasing your energy flow. 3. You will discover how each chakra influences your health and different areas of your life. Register now for Free at www.energyseminar.eventbrite.com and attend 'Bio-Energy Healing; A Magical Journey through the Chakras' a seminar designed to support and educate you on taking your health and well-being to a whole new destination!

Contact: Catherine

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Smart BowenŽ with Randy Barber

When:June 10 - 12, 2016

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Phone:18663626936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Smart Bowen® is an interpretation of Bowen which draws heavily on myofascial trigger point theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture concepts. Previous workshops in Canada have covered some of our most clinically useful work, namely the upper back, shoulders and neck and the lower back. In this workshop we provide our take on some of the “standard” Bowen sequences – TMJ, coccyx, pelvis, knee and tennis elbow showing how our interpretation significantly improves the effectiveness of these procedures. This would be followed by 6 new procedures along or affecting the spine, most of them based on Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts. These are some of our most powerful moves and will greatly assist therapists in helping to resolve difficult back issues. Next, we introduce our lymphatic stimulation work. This was developed by Brian Smart to assist a client with terminal breast cancer and the results were so significant in terms of prolonging and enhancing her life that he decided to add it to our postgraduate program. Although these procedures were initially used to support the lymphatic system, many therapists have found new and exciting ways to incorporate them into their work with a wide variety of clients and conditions including, in particular, fibromyalgia and ME or chronic fatigue syndrome. The third day of this workshop covers new work on the legs with specific sequences for the quadriceps, adductors, lower leg muscles and feet. There will also be extra abdominal work and time for review and revision as well. This is a very full program and one which will give therapists a host of new tools.

Contact: Gary Karki

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Smart BowenŽ with Randy Barber

When:June 17 - 19, 2016

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Phone:18663626936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Smart Bowen® is an interpretation of Bowen which draws heavily on myofascial trigger point theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture concepts. Previous workshops in Canada have covered some of our most clinically useful work, namely the upper back, shoulders and neck and the lower back. In this workshop we provide our take on some of the “standard” Bowen sequences – TMJ, coccyx, pelvis, knee and tennis elbow showing how our interpretation significantly improves the effectiveness of these procedures. This would be followed by 6 new procedures along or affecting the spine, most of them based on Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts. These are some of our most powerful moves and will greatly assist therapists in helping to resolve difficult back issues. Next, we introduce our lymphatic stimulation work. This was developed by Brian Smart to assist a client with terminal breast cancer and the results were so significant in terms of prolonging and enhancing her life that he decided to add it to our postgraduate program. Although these procedures were initially used to support the lymphatic system, many therapists have found new and exciting ways to incorporate them into their work with a wide variety of clients and conditions including, in particular, fibromyalgia and ME or chronic fatigue syndrome. The third day of this workshop covers new work on the legs with specific sequences for the quadriceps, adductors, lower leg muscles and feet. There will also be extra abdominal work and time for review and revision as well. This is a very full program and one which will give therapists a host of new tools.

Contact: Gary Karki

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Cancer Prevention & Healing Event

When:June 25, 2016

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Phone:604-435-0512 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Join us for the 9th annual Cancer Prevention & Healing event to learn natural and complementary options for the treatment of cancer and how to prevent through lifestyle, diet and nutrition.   Informative booths and two guest lecturers!

12:00pm- Nutrition and Cancer – a Holistic Approach, with Angela Wright of InspireHealth

Like most things in our society, many people are looking for the one-size-fits-all magic ‘diet’ when it comes to cancer prevention or treatment. And, like most things, that approach isn’t getting us very far. Instead, adopting a holistic approach to nutrition and the well-being of our body/mind/spirit is not only more suited to the individual, it’s far more empowering. It’s looking at our food and quality choices, the timing and combinations of food, the state of our digestion/assimilation/detoxification systems, the functionality of our stress response, as well as our day to day habits and the body’s reactions to those habits. These factors and more all need to be considered when determining one’s individual nutrition needs for that particular time in one’s life. Join Angela to learn and confirm how becoming more in tune with the body’s needs helps determine the nutrition choices that are optimal for you for the prevention of cancer or recovery from a cancer journey.  

Angela Wright, BSc, CNP, ROHP/RNCP, is the Lead Nutritionist at InspireHealth, a not-for-profit supportive cancer care centre with locations in Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna. Ange holds an Honours Science Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo. She then received her diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, and is a current member of the International Organization of Holistic Nutritionists. Ange ran a private practice for seven years - two in Owen Sound, ON, before spending the next five in Kelowna, BC. She was then lured to Vancouver to join the InspireHealth team, where she has been working with cancer patients and survivors for the last three and a half years.

Ange bases her work around educating others about the roles of food and nutrients in the body and health, and empowering them to make conscious decisions based on their particular needs and goals. She prides herself in putting into practice what she teaches – being conscious of food choices and their effect on the body, making gradual tweaks and upgrades to a healthier way of eating and living, and being kind to yourself while doing so. Ange is happy to pass along some of that knowledge to you, so you can determine your next steps towards ideal health.

1:30pm- Cancer Therapy and Prevention with Salvestrols with Dr. William Ware

Editor of International Health News, William Ware, is an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Western Ontario in London. He received a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and physical chemistry from the University of Rochester and subsequently held academic positions at San Diego State University and then the University of Minnesota. He was enticed to move to Canada in 1971 to join five other senior professors in forming the Photochemistry Unit, a research institute within the Chemistry Department of the University of Western Ontario devoted to basic research in photochemistry, photophysics, photobiology and spectroscopy.

His research was mainly concentrated in the fields of fast reactions of excited molecules and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. He was also involved as principal investigator in the clinical testing of a novel fluorescent technique for the diagnosis of cancer. In 1980 he served on the faculty of the NATO Advanced Study Institute at St. Andrews, Scotland, which was devoted to time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy in biology and biochemistry. He has authored over one hundred scientific papers and reviews and edited three volumes of the series Creation and Detection of the Excited State, a series published by Marcel Dekker. His research papers are is still among the most cited annually for members past and present of the Chemistry Department.

Retirement in 1996 provided an opportunity to devote considerable time to another interest, preventive and complementary medicine, approached from an evidence-based point of view. Access to the world's medical literature through the University Library, coupled with the background derived from a career in basic research, enabled this interest to flourish and eventually led to the writing of several research reviews for International Health News before he became editor. He has also recently published a number of papers in the medical literature.

Bill resides in London, Ontario with his wife Hannah. When not researching and writing about health issues he collects, restores and deals in both antique and modern orchestral stringed instruments and their bows.

Ticket price: $10 (Member), $20 (Non-member)

Purchase tickets through the HANS office (604-435-0512), or via eventbrite

 

 

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Certified Bowen Health Therapist Professional Program

When:July 24 - 27, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Do you want to build your practice and bring more effective pain relief and healing to your patients? Learn how to take your patients' healing to the next level and discover this amazing technique, taught by Canada's most accomplished Bowen Therapists. This program will give you the tools you need to address virtually any patients needs on a holistic level. CBHT Professional Program will prepare you for becoming a CBHT (Certified Bowen Health Therapist). Instruction will include: Basic Bowen Protocols, Lower and Upper body protocols that will help you eliminate your patient's pain and long term issues. The course will stress the body-mind relationship and help you to become a better healing arts practitioner. All Bowen College classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada and are accredited by the Canadian Examining Board, as well as approved for Continuing Education Credits.

Contact: Kyla Sims

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Functional Palpation

When:August 14, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This one day hands-on course consists of reviewing muscle anatomy and ensuring the students are familiar with the muscles and landmarks of the body. The student also will learn to palpate the different structures of the body including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This course is ideal for those who are not familiar with body palpation, and who also may be new to anatomy. A practical hands-on approach will assist the student to build confidence and establish a solid foundation for the Bowen technique.

All Bowen classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada.

Contact: Kyla

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Certified Bowen Health Therapist Professional Program

When:September 23 - 26, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Do you want to build your practice and bring more effective pain relief and healing to your patients? Learn how to take your patients' healing to the next level and discover this amazing technique, taught by Canada's most accomplished Bowen Therapists. This program will give you the tools you need to address virtually any patients needs on a holistic level. CBHT Professional Program will prepare you for becoming a CBHT (Certified Bowen Health Therapist). Instruction will include: Basic Bowen Protocols, Lower and Upper body protocols that will help you eliminate your patient's pain and long term issues. The course will stress the body-mind relationship and help you to become a better healing arts practitioner. All Bowen College classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada and are accredited by the Canadian Examining Board, as well as approved for Continuing Education Credits.

Contact: Kyla Sims

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Fascia Bowen Module 2

When:October 22 - 23, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

A dynamic demonstration workshop in Fascia Bowen Technique for the care of acute and chronic imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. Attendees will analyze the relationship of dermatomes and cutaneous nerve branches of the spinal segments. Learn how to assess and blend the maneuvers with Bowen Technique through instructor demonstration. Students will learn two maneuvers for the lower extremities, one for the chest, two for the upper back, one for the shoulder and arm, three for the neck and five initial maneuvers.

Attendees will demonstrate maneuvers for the neck, chest, upper back, lower extremity, initial maneuvers, and lower extremity with one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

Upon successfully completing course attendees will design one treatment protocol to be integrated with BowenFirst ™ Technique for the care of acute and chronic imbalances of the musculoskeletal system.

Contact: Kyla

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Functional Palpation

When:November 13, 2016

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Phone:1.866.362.6936 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This one day hands-on course consists of reviewing muscle anatomy and ensuring the students are familiar with the muscles and landmarks of the body. The student also will learn to palpate the different structures of the body including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This course is ideal for those who are not familiar with body palpation, and who also may be new to anatomy. A practical hands-on approach will assist the student to build confidence and establish a solid foundation for the Bowen technique. All Bowen classes are taught by the most accomplished Bowen Therapists in Canada.

Contact: Kyla Sims

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